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THE TOWER AT PNC PLAZA
THE GREENEST BUILDING IN THE WORLD
The PNC Tower is definitely going to create changes in how workers talk about and use their quarters. It is full of special
interior spaces like “neighborhoods” and “inner circles.” There's even a “park” 28 stories up — things we've never seen in
Downtown office buildings before. There are “poppers” — which open to let air in — and “floppers,” which let air out into
the two “solar chimneys” that run top to bottom through the building and evacuate hot air through its roof.

The tower is elegant and well-detailed throughout. The tall, curved glass facade of the entrance lobby facing Wood Street
makes that space bright and expansive. When you look out from it, you see a rich panorama of the variety of other
buildings facing it — a collection of big, modern buildings and recently restored small, ornate old ones. Unfortunately,
the lobby's glass walls do not extend very far around Fifth or Forbes, which orphans those two avenues as far as the most
pleasing ground-level experience of this building goes.
Views From 28th Floor Outdoor Space
Market Square
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